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Eun Sok Kim

Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3737 Watt Way, PHE 602 and 612
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0271

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q  Office: PHE #602 and 612

q  Phone: (213)  740 - 4697

q  FAX:  (213) 740 - 8677

q  Email:

q  Courses: EE607 (MEMS) during Spring 2012


q  Areas of Interest:

His research interests include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), acoustic and piezoelectric transducers, microfluidic systems, vibrational energy harvesting, etc. 


q  Brief Biography :

Eun Sok Kim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1982, 1987, and 1990, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His doctoral dissertation was on the integrated microphone with LSI CMOS on a single chip.


In Fall 1999, he joined the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor and the Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics. From Spring 1991 to Fall 1999, he worked at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a faculty member. Previously, he worked at IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA, NCR Corp., San Diego, CA, and Xicor Inc., Milpitas, CA as a co-op student, design engineer, and summer-student engineer, respectively.


Prof. Kim is an expert in piezoelectric and acoustic MEMS, having published more than 220 refereed papers and 11 issued patents in the field, but has recently launched a research program on electromagnetic vibration-energy harvesting. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He serves as an editor for IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. He has been awarded a Research Initiation Award (1991-1993) and a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (1995-1999) by National Science Foundation.  He received Outstanding EE Faculty of the Year Award at U. of Hawaii in May 1996 and the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 2006 Best New Application Paper Award.


q  Research Group :

Click here for some information about Dr. Kim's present research group, called USC MEMS group .